We have a four crucial qualifiers this weekend, with the key of the door to the Super 8 on offer and, thanks to the GAA gods, we have a Leinster hurling final replay between Kilkenny and Galway in Thurles.

I’ve taken to calling that province the ‘rest of Ireland hurling championship’ and the trip to Tipp cements that. By the way, of course there was nothing wrong with bringing this replay to Semple Stadium, it is probably a more suitable venue than Croke Park!